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Panasonic’s Speaker Board Represents a New Era in Flatscreen TV Audio

Press Release   •   Aug 02, 2013 17:00 BST

Panasonic today announces the SC-HTE80 Speaker Board, an all-new audio device designed to take home audio and entertainment to the next level. The SC-HTE80 Speaker Board is an alternative to traditional Soundbar Home Theatre Systems and is an easy way to enhance home entertainment audio with its easy set-up and positioning.

Ideal for televisions up to 42 inches, the new Speaker Board offers outstanding audio clarity and a dynamic bass sound via two integrated sub-woofers. The dynamic bass is further enhanced with Panasonic’s ‘H.Bass’ sound processing technology, designed to reproduce a deep, robust bass that traditional compact speakers cannot recreate. The result is a powerful audio experience that allows you to hear and feel all the action on screen.

This commitment to enhancing home entertainment is further demonstrated via the Speaker Board’s ‘Clear-Mode Dialogue’ function. Whereas competitor home audio systems project sound from beneath the TV, the Speaker Board gives the impression that audio is coming from the centre of the screen, aligning with the corresponding image and making dialogue crisper and clearer to understand.

“Panasonic’s latest edition to its Home Audio Video portfolio is designed to look great, be easy-to-use and, most importantly, provide an outstanding sound experience. From music and movies to, gaming and sport, Panasonic’s new Speaker Board provides unrivalled audio immersion for all your favourite home entertainment activities,” said Adam Marshall, Product Manager, Home AV, Panasonic UK.

The Speaker Board also incorporates a selection of useful connectivity and networking features and is both Bluetooth and NFC-enabled. With a Bluetooth compatible television you can connect to the Speaker Board completely wirelessly. Similarly, with just one touch, you can connect an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet, which has the Panasonic Music Streaming application installed, and stream your music that way.  The SC-HTE80 also includes a HDMI input requiring fewer cables for set-up and reducing the clutter behind the television. 

Measuring 460mm wide and just 60mm high, the sleek Speaker Board comes with a stylish bushed metal appearance, scratch-free top-coat and is available in either silver or black. The slim, compact design fits directly underneath a television (up to 42") or inside a TV stand, keeping the area around your television neat and tidy.


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